How to Manage Your Customers Moving Forward Seminar Replay
Here is a replay of the great seminar by Steve Sirico, Angela D'Valda Sirico and Robert Landau... Enjoy!Read More
JOIN AN ELITE GROUP OF DANCE STUDIO OWNERS
Imagine every month having the opportunity to work one on one with a business coach that understands what you are dealing with on a day to day basis. With the Dance Teacher Web VIP program, you have the chance to work with a successful dance studio owner for a 20-minute call each month to help you solve your most pressing issues, help you create new revenue generating programs, share the latest in new marketing ideas and more!Read More
TAKE A BREATH: BREATHING IMPROVISATION FOR DANCING & DE-STRESSING
You have probably spoken with your dancers at length about how to find the calm in the eye of this storm we are enduring. Even young children and adolescents are dealing with the emotional and psychological ramifications of Covid-19. We, as dance educators can use movement and our bodies to help students find a catharsis of releasing fear, stress and anxiety they may be unable to verbalize.You have probably spoken with your dancers at length about how to find the calm in the eye of this storm we are enduring. Even young children and adolescents are dealing with the emotional and psychological ramifications of Covid-19. We, as dance educators can use movement and our bodies to help students find a catharsis of releasing fear, stress and anxiety they may be unable to verbalize.You have probably spoken with your dancers at length about how to find the calm in the eye of this storm we are enduring. Even young children and adolescents are dealing with the emotional and psychological ramifications of Covid-19. We, as dance educators can use movement and our bodies to help students find a catharsis of releasing fear, stress and anxiety they may be unable to verbalize.....Read More
TECHNOLOGY IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEMORY
I have a new rule in class- you are not allowed to bring in your phones to video a rehearsal while learning choreography. This hasn’t always been the case, in fact videoing is in fact quite helpful (for myself included) but this trend stops now.
Why, you ask? Well, what I’ve been finding is that particularly the younger dancers were coming back into class the following week having not remembered a single thing. Their first notion, “If I look at my phone I’ll remember that part.” Yeah, no, no, no, no.....no.
CONDUCTING PRODUCTIVE FACULTY MEETINGS VIA ZOOM
Studio owners, how often do you and your staff/faculty partake in studio staff meetings? Do you have a regimented protocol to keep abreast of the things currently going on and projections as such? If not, there are a million reasons to add these studio “touch-bases” to your agenda. Especially now when we are socially distanced, trying to maintain some normalcy and communication between faculty is paramount.Read More
TWO SIMPLE EXERCISES TO ENHANCE PORT DE BRAS
We all come across dance students that lack the strength and flexibility to sustain a proper port de bras position. Whether it be the non-engagement of the shoulders and back, not pulling up, the drooping elbows or the sole initiation from the arms, there are simple exercises which can help develop the surrounding muscles and build both strength and flexibility in conjunction with proper technical training and observation....Read More
FUN, BEGINNER MOVEMENT SENTENCE LESSON PLAN!
Here’s a wonderful lesson plan for your beginner students which is fun, encourages creativity, literacy, free-movement and choreographic voice.....Read More
SMALL SPACE EXERCISES FOR MAXIMIZING & MAINTAINING STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY
No matter the space one is currently in, there is always a way to maintain conditioning. No excuses. We may not be able to execute a million pirouettes and have to curtail leaps and elevation for safety reasons because of space and surface confines, but developing strength and flexibility in all parts of the body is attainable....Read More
THREE TIPS TO OPTIMIZE STUDENT LEARNING
Sometimes if we’ve been teaching long enough it is inevitable that we go on autopilot from time to time. Like our students, we can sometimes coast, phase out, be distracted and ride out the already known. We’re human. But, our ultimate responsibility is to model teaching so that learning is exciting and ignites a passion to progress...Read More
TO THE DANCE STUDENT WHO, "SHOWS UP"
To the dance student who, “shows up,” week after week in this extremely difficult climate, your dance teacher thanks you. When I say, “Show up,” I don’t mean just physically. I mean physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. All of the above. Especially in this time of Zoom classes and social distancing, thank you for being the student whose energy transcends the computer screen. Thank you for acknowledging my questions without an eye roll or yawn & for consistently participating with full out-effort, evident dedication & thoughtful questions of your own....
HAMSTRING STRETCHES YOU CAN DO AT HOME
Right now in this time of quarantine, there are many things we cannot do at home as dancers, due to confined areas and non-dance surfaces. However, there are a multitude of conditioning exercises which can be done daily to maintain and even improve muscle-use in terms of strength and flexibility. The hamstrings are one of those important muscle groups....Read More
BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR...
YES, THIS IS A STRESSFUL TIME FOR US ALL!
With dance studios from all over the world closing down due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic this is a troubling time for business owners and dance teachers everywhere. But we will make it through this somehow, we always do! And by this time next year we will look back and say “Wow, that was scary but somehow we made it through!”Read More
Fun Master Class with Simone DePaolo
Let's Do Afro Jazz Master Class with Simone Depaolo by Dance Teacher WebRead More
DANCE TEACHER WEB IS HIRING!
HIRE = Help Improve Results for Everyone... Dance Teacher Web is looking for unique, fresh content for our members from new presenters!Read More
SPREADING POSITIVITY & JOY THROUGH DANCE
In a time when the climate of the world is anything less than calm, each one of us battles uneasiness, uncertainty, sadness and frustration. We always, however want to ensure our students that their studio still is a place they can always come for safety, love and emotional release (whether that be physically or virtually.)...........